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Up in arms: TDP, CPI and CPI (M) leaders and activists taking out a protest rally against the Mudigonda firing in Vijayawada on Sunday. —
Up in arms: TDP, CPI and CPI (M) leaders and activists taking out a protest rally against the Mudigonda firing in Vijayawada on Sunday. —

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Protesters take out a rally wearing black robes, seek YSR’s resignation

Police firing described as ‘inhuman’

Compensation of Rs. 10 lakhs each sought

VIJAYAWADA: Several non-Congress political parties on Sunday rose in unison to unequivocally condemn the Mudigonda firing that claimed the lives of six persons, by taking out a rally from Tummalapallivari Kshetrayya Kalakshetram to Lenin Centre.

Wearing black robes to convey their protest against the firing, leaders of the CPI, the CPI (M), the TDP, besides a few activists of the Lok Satta, CPI (ML New Democracy), CPI (ML Liberation), joined the rally by holding their party flags and placards.

Along with them, a large number of activists walked through Eluru Road, Bandar Road and Besant Road before stopping at Lenin Centre for a public meeting.

Slogans raised

Slogans were raised against the government and demanding the resignation of Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy.

They also sought punishment for the police officials responsible for the killings.

Security was tightened along the route of the procession and the police were deployed in good number to ensure that the protest passed off peacefully.

Those who participated in the procession and the public meeting were Ch. Babu Rao, B.R. Tulasi Rao, R. Raghu, D. Kashinath (all CPI-M), Sk. Nasar Vali, P. Gowtham Reddy, L. Durga Rao, S. Seetharamaiah, K. Subba Raju (all CPI), Gadde Rammohan, Nagul Meera, Boppana Raghavendra Rao, Buddha Venkanna (all TDP), K. Hari Babu, B. Satyanarayana (Lok Satta) and Rama Rao (CPI-ML New Democracy).

The leaders who spoke at the public meeting described the police firing as ‘inhuman’.

They demanded that a compensation of Rs.10 lakh be announced to the families of each of the dead.

GUNTUR: Leaders of the TDP and the two Left parties took out rallies protesting against the incident.

A sizable number of activists of the CPI(M) and the CPI took out a rally from the Ambedkar Bhavan to the Lodge Centre here.

Addressing the rally, CPI district secretary M. Nageswara Rao flayed the government for police brutalities and demanded the immediate resignation of Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy.


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